Uber Eats launches in Riyadh

The Saudi version of the food delivery app is the first launched with a cash payment option
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Thu 01 Feb 2018 12:06 PM

Uber has announced that Uber Eats, the company’s popular food delivery app, is now available in the Riyadh.

Uber Eats has initially partnered with more than 100 restaurants in the Saudi capital, ranging from local favourites such as Café Bateel, Manoosh and Hamburghini to global brands such as McDonalds and PizzaHut.

With the announcement, Riyadh becomes the first Saudi city – and third in the region behind Dubai and Abu Dhabi – where Uber Eats is available.

“With this launch, Riyadh joins the hundreds of other cities around the world that have embraced Uber Eats as a new way to get great food delivered fast,” said Mohamed Jardaneh, the General Manager of Uber Eats in Saudi Arabia.

“We’ve revolutionised the way people move, now we’re transforming the way people enjoy food,” he added.

According to the company, Uber Eats in Saudi Arabia has been custom made to meet the needs of local residents and businesses, and will become the first Uber Eats city in the world to launch with a cash payment option.

Additionally, the kingdom’s version of Uber Eats has been launched to meet the specific needs of the Arabic language.

“Just like on our rides business, we know the importance of building technology to meet the everyday needs of locals,” Jardaneh noted. “Whether that’s by opening up the benefits of our technology to more people with things like cash, or by investing in redesigning the app to offer customers the local experience they expect.”

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Last Updated: Thu 01 Feb 2018 11:15 AM GST

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